The Lexile Framework for Reading is a scientific, standardised method of reading measurement. The Lexile Framework is unique in that it uses a common scale for measuring both the complexity of the text and the reading level of the pupil. The science behind the Lexile Framework is backed by over 30 years of research and technical evaluation; and the Framework is universally applicable across multiple populations (including the UK, the USA and other populations for whom English is a first or additional language).
The Lexile Framework reports a Lexile text measure for a book or piece of text and a Lexile reader measure for a pupil. Having both the Lexile measure of the text and the Lexile measure of the pupil allows educators, parents, and pupils themselves to match an appropriate text with the pupil's level and educational need. Using a precise measurement system helps to eliminate the guesswork associated with selecting a text for a particular pupil. The Lexile Framework provides a level of specificity and guidance previously unavailable.
Not only do established companies across the assessment, publishing, and EdTech industries use Lexile measures, but the metric is also used extensively by many departments of education, universities and educational institutions across the globe.
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